The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has reiterated his earlier warning to Army personnel to steer clear from politics and politicians.
The Army boss made this known when he declared open the 18th Conflict Management and Peace Support Seminar of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), in Lagos on Monday.
Buratai urged commanders of the force to provide the requisite leadership and ensure their personnel are reminded to uphold military professionalism.
“Commanders, at all levels, must ensure their personnel are apolitical, uphold the tenets of military professionalism and be guided by the provision of the constitution,” the army chief, who was represented by the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, Major General Adekunle Shodunke, said.
The Chief of Army also lamented the clash between herdsmen and farmers in the Middle Belt areas of the country, which had led to lost of lives and valuables, assuring that the army will continue to play its role in resolving the conflict and put in place measures for the safe return of displaced farmers to their homes and farmlands.
Buratai further assured that the army would continue to uphold the tenets of democracy, comply with rule of engagement and code of conduct during any military assistance to civil authority.